What Are You Practicing?
I have been thinking about movement lately, especially forward movement. For instance, why do some movements seem so natural while others seem like you are continuously pushing a boulder up a very steep hill. You either keep pushing or have a boulder coming at you like Indiana Jones in that one movie. Your body and your body language speak volumes!
How and when do you stop pushing and just try and go with the flow? Especially when you are not the go with the flow type. Scheduled versus spontaneity. Learning to navigate or asking someone else for directions. Mind and body working together as one!
You have choices, especially to choose what works best for you! Weighing the pros and the cons. To practice, learn and develop. To progress to experience growth and gain life experiences. To find your “whys” in what you need!
To learn more about who you are and how you work! To find your potential as well as your talents and gifts. To discover what matters most. To create and live!
“You have a way to unstick what’s stuck, unblock what’s blocked,
fix what needs fixing, and create what needs creating.
You just need to practice this way a bit, every day, to make it yours.
We’re at a crossroads today, each of us, and all together. It has something to do with what we practice.”~Michael Taylor
It matters in how you live your life! That true essence of self and being true to who you are. That love and support. That caring and receiving and giving. It matters in how you care for yourself and others, especially your greatest someones!
- To find that inspiration and motivation that drives you.
- To discover those loves and passions that give you ambition.
- To be an active and productive being.
- To achieve and be successful.
- To be happy and healthy whole, well beings.
- To living the simpler life.
I have learned that a good majority of things can be doable, changeable, fixable . . . Also, survivable! Creating and recreating. Changing and adapting. Transitioning and transforming. You are in charge to be who you are and to create (i.e. a life, happiness, health, etc.) and live for yourself!
Live Is Ever Changing & We Start NEW! Each and Every Day! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share.
Have you heard of Will Jelbert and his book called The Happiness Animal? Healthy body = healthy eating and healthy exercise. Healthy happiness = healthy exercise. “How we exercise our spirit determines the strength of our happiness.”
In The Happiness Animal, you are introduced to the five muscles that can be exercised to make your “Happiness Animal” stronger. “What if you could exercise your happiness like you exercise your body?” Why not give it a go!
Talk about a revelation that just resonates with me!
I did not know I was working a happiness muscle in being curious. I am a questioner. Searching for answers. Seeking out and striving to learn, grow and experience!
I think we all question and ask ourselves.
- Who Am I?
- What Is My Purpose?
- What Do I Want To Do?
I think we also tune into our emotions, feelings and thoughts.
Do you tune into your emotions, feelings and thoughts?
- It is important to accept, own and respect your emotions and feelings.
- It matters to have a voice and express yourself, especially sharing your thoughts, talents, stories, etc.
- It is okay to be humble and vulnerable.
- It is good to have humility.
We all need our tribe along with that sense of belonging and being part of a community. That rawness and realness in people who truly are connecting to their emotions, stories and reality. That empowerment to be who you really are from the inside out. That force and energy within you that powers you and has you in control. That strength of acceptance and humanness!
Here’s to Exercising, Especially Our Happiness and Healthiness. Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share.
Dolphin Splash Downs
Happy Cruising – Enjoy!
What Are You Desiring
Do you believe in manifesting attraction you get what you wish for?
Think about . . .
#1 – Creating reality.
Can you create your reality?
You have the power to control and drive. Of course to a degree since some things are out of our control. Through that power you make decisions and choices for yourself. Through that control you have the ability to respond or react as well as take action or not.
As surely as mountains are to be climbed and oceans sailed, your dreams are meant to come true.
This is why you’re here, to live the life of your dreams.
Not to be tested, challenged, and tried, but to conquer, champion, and rule.
Keep going, forge ahead, press on, and the day must dawn when your thirsts shall be quenched, and you, exalted.
Never settle for less, don’t ever think it’s too late, and never, ever, ever compromise a dream. ~Mike Dooley
#2 – Cultivating attraction.
How do you cultivate attraction for yourself?
Ask yourself those “whys”. To understand and define what you need.
- Why do you need what you desire?
- Why is it a need vs. a want?
Ask yourself those “whats”. To create, attract and/or manifest to make it happen (aka become reality).
- What intentions are you setting?
- What steps/goals will you take to reach your desired outcome?
- What action(s) do you take to bring it to fruition?
Life can only give you what you are prepared to receive.
How To Attract . . .
Where does that attraction come from to get what you need and want as well as crave and desire?
- Building self confidence and independence.
- Taking risks.
- Learning to develop and experience growth.
- Gaining experiences.
Confidence is not about being fearless and reckless. It is your ability to be aware of your fears. Do you know your strengths as well as your weaknesses? Do you own your power and strength and use that to your best advantage!
It is about believing in yourself and being true to who you are. Do you like “you”? Do you know what you do well at? That is a powerful attractor asset to have!
Do you make time for you? To take care of you and your needs! Do you spend time working on you, especially in knowing your abilities and skills? This helps you be confident, independent and self sufficient!
What Does Manifesting Attraction Mean/Look Like to You? Love to Hear, Please Share.
Wandering . . .
Ms. Healthy Diva Life recently wrote a blog post called Feeling Good & A Little Lost. It does feel good to feel good. It is okay to feel lost. Just ease into the wandering, right!
Talking about feeling lost made me think of J.R.R. Tolkien. “All That Is Gold Does Not Glitter” is a poem written by J.R.R. Tolkien for his fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings.
“All that gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien
We all experience that feeling of being lost and at times we may find we lost ourselves too in the process! How do you continue moving forward? How do you get back on track in living your life? This is when you need to take a time out and make time for yourself to do a self check!
Ask Yourself . . .
- Do you know your “whys” when it comes to what you want?
- Do you know what you want to do?
- Do you know what makes you happy?
- Do you know how to release and let go of what is no longer working best for you?
You wonder and wander! It is perfectly normal and okay to not know where you are going at times in living your life. Tune into your emotions and tap into your feelings to connect to your inner being. Really ask yourself the questions above to determine what truly excites you to move your whole being again!
Focusing inward helps you in being aware of your mind and various energies as well as your heart and physical being too! It is perfectly normal and okay to be all over the place. Take the time to stretch your comfort zone in trying new things. Make mistakes to learn and develop. Gain new experiences to experience growth. Really wander!
Look at what you do have in your life! Appreciate and celebrate it. Be grateful and thankful. Each and everything received and given is a true blessing!
My grandmother talked about patience (which I have very little of – ha!). She talked about . . . In having patience you will find your purpose. Challenges, stresses and struggles will test your patience fully and completely. Throughout that test and the test of your patience will come your plan; your game plan, your next plan, etc. You will get through it and become a stronger person for it!
We all grow by experiencing change! Practice to learn, develop and experience. We all change to transform! Practice to progress. We all go through life transitions!
Practice . . . maintaining your center of balance, your health and happiness, and feeling good about yourself and where you are at. Be the Captain in steering your life, especially your healthiness and happiness!
Practice . . . self love and self care and compassion, owning and embracing your messy self, and counting your many blessings. The love you have for yourself matters in being there for yourself and your greatest someones!
Practice . . . sharing, receiving and giving, coming from a place of love, and following your heart and your loves and passions and desires. Really lead with your heart and the rest of you will fall into place and be along for the ride!
Practice . . . that life is not a sprint to the finish line and to take the time to wander, get lost, find your way, and just journey along!
Life is Messy Beautiful . . . Wonder . . . Wander . . . Get Lost . . . The Best Is To Come When You Find Your Way Again! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share.
How about another way to be “connected”! A good majority of us spend time commuting to work, desk jockeying and “connecting” with technology. A good majority of us lead a healthy and happy lifestyle too!
Are you aware or not if you get enough of the natural though? Stopping work to gaze out the window is a great break idea. You relax and refocus – just let the mind and body wander and release. It can be refreshing and re-energizing too. Then you are ready to get back to it and tackle it!
Switch Up that screen time to scenic time!
Where does your mind go when you think about the most beautiful place you have seen?
I know what some of your are thinking . . .
Great! I love and live for the outside world.
No Thank You! I am good inside.
That is okay though! You can either go to nature or bring it indoors!
Getting outside or bringing the outdoors in does a whole being GOOD!
GO on an Adventure! Take a little risk and push yourself out of your comfort zone. Learn new skills and abilities and gain experiences. Storytelling, capturing (i.e. through the creative – photography, painting, etc.) and making memories.
A FREE form of movement, activity and exercise! Switch up the routine. Develop inner and outer strength. Spend quality time with yourself and your whole being.
- Improve function in general (i.e. mental, emotional, physical, etc.).
- Energizing and invigorating.
- Stress reducing.
Play, laugh and have FUN! Take a walk, search for the natural (i.e. shells, fauna and flora, wildlife, etc.), garden, meditate, etc. Join in on a group activity. The possibilities are limitless!
- Pure enjoyment.
- Escaping to the natural – refresh, renew and get back on track.
BE in the present moment and mindful! Pause and reflect. Take in the air around you (i.e. pine forests, salt water, etc.). Stop to take in the scenic views. Savor and soak in the experience!
- Mindfulness and calmness.
- Focus vs. distraction(s).
ADD in the natural and greenery to your home and working environment! Plants and florals. Find a room with a view or just a view in general (i.e. window, photos, etc.). Find your green space to escape to for the natural (i.e. grass, parks, gardens, etc.).
- Receiving a dose of the natural (i.e. air, green, sunlight, etc.).
- Engaging your senses.
- Add in the food element (i.e. farmers market, you pick fruits and veggies, gardening, etc.).
How do you benefit in spending time with the natural? Love to Hear, Please Share.
Here we are in May 2017. Did you ease into 2017? Or Was it more like a rush with a hop, skip and jump added in? Continuously remind yourself to keep in simple, okay!
1st – You are your own top priority! Self care is important and not selfish. Taking care of yourself gives you more energy to be there for yourself as well as for others. It matters in being an active and productive being too!
- Love you for who you are.
- Give YOU self love and self care.
- Believe, value and trust yourself.
- Be your best friend, greatest cheerleader and biggest supporter.
When you come from a place of love in following your heart you experience, grow and transition! Think about your successes and milestones. Think about your missteps and failures. Think about the opportunities and possibilities. What are are you going for and putting yourself out there to be and do?
Be mindful to be inspired, motivated and productive! To find direction, meaning and purpose. To tune into your emotions, feelings and thoughts. Remember to check in with yourself and your whole being too!
2nd – Your health and wellness is number one and the rest is secondary! Find that health, wellness and happy lifestyle choice that works best for your whole being. Remember to relax and rest as well as release and let go of what is no longer serving you. Your being will thank you for how it feels!
- Instead of thinking urgency give yourself the freedom to control the speed.
- Communicate and listen as well as connect and engage you, yourself and your whole being.
Discover the best parts of yourself and find your loves and passions! You need to love you for you and support your own growth. You need to hold firm to your values and appreciate who you really are. You need to create space and set boundaries. The only one that is going to do that for you is YOU!
Learn how to listen! Tuning and tapping into the inner you. Building and deepening those connections with yourself and your greatest someones. Engaging your mind and heart to be active, experience growth and gain life experiences!
3rd – You are responsible and accountable when it comes to driving your own life! Time is precious as well as limited so use it well. Really tune into what you love to do and make the time to do it. Remind yourself what truly matters to you in living your life!
- Own your power and create great energy for your whole being.
You find your center as well as that balance between your mind and your heart! You find that focus to drive you and your passions and ambitions. You use your time more efficiently and your energy more effectively. You remain true to who you are by living from within!
You need to believe in your own abilities! You have the knowledge, resources and tools to problem solve and make decisions that are best for you. You have the ability to learn and develop as well experience growth and gain experiences. Really tune into your inner being and what you need, crave, want, and desire!
4th – You need to play, laugh and have fun! Get curious and explore. Discover the NEW! Find the simple and light hearted through your joy, healthiness, happiness, and wellness!
- What do you dream about?
- What do you desire?
- What drives you?
Really connect to your creative self and engage your mind to be free, loose and creative! Expose yourself to the NEW! Take what you know or are learning to the next level. Let go, make mistakes, and really reveal your abilities and capabilities!
Be in the present moment focused on that task at hand! You can multitask later. Stop to breathe, slow down to pause. Try stilling your being, clearing your mind and connecting to your inner being in your whys, needs and craves!
Own Your Path and Journey Along! Love to Hear Your Thoughts, Please Share.
Through Your Inner Self
Think vitality and quality of life!
How do you tune into your inner self? Do you tune into what you need and tap into your energy. Do you really let your intuition in when it comes to reflecting vs. reacting. Especially in taking the time you need when it comes to making decisions and choices that work best for you and your whole being!
Your inner guidance. Does it give you energy. Does it allow you to open a bit more. How do you drown out the noise to really listen to it to guide you!
How do you tune into your intuition? Are you aware when it comes to what you are drawn to versus led into? Is your mind instructing you or is your gut directing you? It is important to guide yourself, especially when it comes to your inspiration and energy as well as your motivation and drive!
Your inner gut instinct. Do you listen to it? Do you value and trust it? How does it make you feel and think!
How do you tap into your inner energy? By understanding the why in your needs and desires. By adding in time to relax and rest. By being inspired to be, do and take action!
What are you building for your self? The communication you have with your inner self. The interaction to your healthiness, happiness and wellness. The engagement to your vitality through learning, experiencing growth and gaining life experiences!
What are you creating for your self? Connecting to your various energies (i.e. creative, spiritual, etc.). Tuning into your passions and loves. Really doing what you love and making the time to do it!
What are you navigating for your self? The balance between structure and being more freeing. The knowing how to be and do through your needs and desires. Along with setting boundaries, you also need to create space to tune into your intuition and tap into your energies more freely!
How Are You Manifesting Energy? Love to Hear, Please Share!
On Honeymoon Island
There is nothing better than taking in a nature walk and then heading to the beach to relax!
The Eagle’s Nest
The Osprey and Their Nests
A Great Horned Owl – A 1st for Me to See!
(Photos by RSheridan)